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Boyd Coddington Announces New Wheel Line Designs

24-7PressRelease/ - La Habra, CA, August 31, 2008 - Boyd Coddington Wheels is sporting a new look. The newest catalog is in the works and expected to be available to the public in just a few short weeks. The catalog will feature the latest new designs from the Boyd Coddington Wheel line. There will also be a new series, called the Legend Series that features designs created by the master himself, Boyd Coddington. These designs are just a few of the many designs discovered in Boyd's old work.
After the split with American Racing back at the end of 2007, Boyd Coddington Wheels was ready for fresh and new start. Unfortunately, Boyd's untimely passing in February shook things up in the company. After a rough couple of months, the company is back on track and producing wheels daily.

Look for the new catalog to be available at your local retailer, available for download off of the website (www.billetwheel.com), or contact Boyd Coddington Wheel, Inc. and order one. You are sure to find a wheel that you find perfect for your ride. Contact Boyd Coddington Wheels at (562) 691-8215 or via email at [email protected]

About Boyd Coddington Wheels

Boyd Coddington Wheels sells top of the like billet and forged wheels. We have many sizes and polishes available. For more information please contact us at (562) 691-8215 or check out our website at http://www.boydcoddington.com.

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Off RoadTires with Kevlar from Goodyear

New Goodyear Wrangler MT/R(R) with Kevlar(R) Tackles Off-Road Challenges

AKRON, Ohio, Feb. 20, 2009 -- When it comes to developing a tire that can take on tough terrain, such as exploring trails or crawling rocks, engineers at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company left no stone unturned. The new Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar is the company's first off-road tire built with the rugged toughness of DuPont Kevlar(R) for enhanced sidewall puncture resistance.

The use of Kevlar, an innovative material that is, pound-for-pound, five times stronger than steel, brings superb sidewall cut- and puncture-resistance to an area of the tire that demands extra toughness when driving off-road. It also helps reinforce the sidewall for when drivers return to the pavement for the drive home.

"The new Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar updates the legendary off-road performing namesake, which has had a great reputation among serious off-roaders," said Melissa Montisano, Goodyear's general manager for light-truck tires. "This new tire will certainly get the attention of anyone who takes off-road traction seriously."

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Toyo Tire U.S.A Corp. Launches New Toyotires.com

CYPRESS, CA (Mar 25, 2009) – Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. announces the launch of their all-new website, toyotires.com.  Representing the biggest facelift to date for the company’s online presence, the website is redesigned from top-to-bottom including a new web address.
The goal was to create a user-friendly resource tool for both consumers and dealers searching for premium replacement tires.  The result is an easy to navigate, extremely informative web site. The fresh, clean design incorporates the company colors, blue and gray, and focuses on the complete line of tire products with brilliant imagery and graphics.

On the site, the new layout features a left-side navigation and a slide-out menu.  Users can quickly and easily find the right tires, whether it is for their car, light truck, SUV or commercial vehicle.  Each tire has a robust product page with features and benefits, sizes and specifications, warranty information and more.  The product pages are also easy to print.
Using the tire finder, a person can quickly determine a proper replacement, either original or plus size, and even a proper inflation pressure for thousands of vehicles.
And finding an authorized Toyo Tires dealer is also easy.  Consumers can search either by zip code or by city and state but they can also narrow their search by dealer name or specific products and services.
“Consumers and dealers alike will find the new toyotires.com to be a refreshing online experience; it is easy to use and full of great information,” said Julie Sediq, director of marketing communications, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.  “From the comprehensive product pages to the tips on tire maintenance and the profiles of our Team Toyo racers, the site has something for everyone.”
To encourage sharing of information on the website, a brand new “share this” feature is located on every page.  Using it, a person can easily post a link back to a page on sites such as Facebook®, Digg™, Redditt, MySpace and Twitter.  They can also share the link in an email.
Designed and developed by The Garrigan Lyman Group in Seattle, Washington, the redesigned toyotires.com includes sections on care & safety, motorsports, dealer resources, technology and the company.
Log on now to toyotires.com to learn even more about your favorite products, racers and related activities.  Toyo Tires manufactures and distributes a complete line of replacement tires for high performance cars, luxury vehicles, light trucks and SUVs as well as tires for commercial trucks, buses and off-road and construction applications.
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Nitto Tire Releases New Off-Road Tire: Trail Grappler M/T

Nitto Tire U.S.A., Inc., announces the release of its new off-road tire, the Trail Grappler M/T. The tire blends some of the off-road performance of the Mud Grappler with the on-road comfort of the Terra Grappler, to create a tire that is both aggressive and quiet.

 Cypress, Calif. (PRWEB) July 2, 2009 -- Nitto Tire U.S.A., Inc., announces the release of its new off-road tire, the Trail Grappler M/T. The tire blends some of the off-road performance of the Mud Grappler with the on-road comfort of the Terra Grappler, to create a tire that is both aggressive and quiet.

"The Trail Grappler M/T is engineered to be a trail-ready tire without compromising on-road comfort and performance," said Anthony Lee, Staff Engineer at Nitto Tire. "We used advanced computer design and analysis to test the functionality of multiple designs before building the tire. This allowed us to engineer a tire that will perform to our customer's expectations."

For off-road performance, the sidewall combines a 3-ply high turn-up construction with a thick rubber compound that cushions the tire and helps prevent punctures. On the tread surface, the blocks are configured to provide additional biting edges that command lateral stability and enhance forward traction. When navigating tough terrain, the balanced void ratio and stone ejectors help clear debris from the tread to provide continuous traction.

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Toyo® Introduces 30 New Passenger Car and Light Truck Product Sizes in Last Three Months

February 7, 2008

Toyo® Introduces 30 New Passenger Car and Light Truck Product Sizes in Last Three Months

CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA – Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. announces the availability of 30 new sizes of passenger car and light truck tires, for applications ranging from racing to luxury, and from utility to value. New sizes are available in several of the Toyo® product lines including: Proxes® (high performance and racing for passenger car and light truck), Open Country® (light truck and SUV) and Versado™ (premium luxury passenger car).

These OE fitments and plus sizes for custom wheel/tire applications were introduced between Nov 1, and Jan 31. The new sizes apply to either matched-sizing or to a single end of a vehicle that requires a stagger fitment. During this rollout, several new sizes of the Proxes® R888™ D.O.T.-approved, R-compound competition tire were introduced and it was named the official tire of SPEED World Challenge for the 2008 season. In addition, eight new sizes of Toyo’s new Proxes® R1R™ extreme performance tire expand that line for avid performance enthusiasts.

“Toyo is proud to offer dealers a complete line of replacement tires that they can draw from when selling to customers whether it is a sports car, a light truck or even a commercial truck,” said Robert Waytashek, consumer products manager, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. ”Voted #1 overall brand seven out of the last eight years by independent tire dealers, Toyo has a goal of providing tires of the highest quality and value for all segments of the market.

The new sizes are listed below by product and include an example of suggested vehicle applications*.

For Passenger Cars

Proxes® 4™: An ultra-high performance radial with a W-shaped unidirectional tread design and Toyo’s “Generation S™” silica-reinforced, high grip tread compound for exceptional all-season traction and durability.

One New Size
275/25R26 - (Specialty plus size for “hi-riser” passenger cars.)

Proxes® T1R™: Toyo’s flagship ultra-high performance radial designed exclusively for high-end sport sedans and coupes. It delivers high-speed stability in both dry and wet conditions with low noise and ride comfort.

One New Size
295/25ZR22 – (Plus size for passenger cars.)

Proxes® R1R™: An extreme performance 140 UTQG treadwear tire ideal for aggressive street driving, the street touring category of SCCA® autocross and the street classes at time attacks. It is also an excellent choice for drifting, high performance driving schools and track days.

Eight New Sizes
195/50R15 – (Mazda MX-5 Miata up to 2002, OE.)
225/50R16 – (Acura RSX up to 2006, plus size; BMW Z4 up to 2006, OE; Honda Civic, plus size; Honda S2000 up to 2003, OE rear; Porsche Boxster up to 2005, OE rear; Volkswagen Jetta, plus size.)
235/40ZR17 – (Plus size for Acura RSX, BMW 3 Series, Honda Civic Si, Hyundai Tiburon and Subaru Impreza WRX.)
255/40ZR17 – (BMW 3 Series, OE rear; Porsche Boxster up to 2005, OE rear; Porsche 911 Carrera up to 2004, OE rear.)
225/40ZR18 – (BMW 3 Series, OE front; BMW Z4, OE front; Honda S2000, plus size front; Porsche Boxster, up to 2005 OE front; Subaru Impreza WRX, plus size.)
245/40ZR18 – (Ford Mustang, up to 2004 plus size; Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, up to 2006 plus size.)
255/35ZR18 – (BMW 3 Series, OE rear; BMW Z4, OE rear; Honda S2000, plus size rear.)
265/35ZR18 – (Porsche Boxster, up to 2005 OE rear.)

Proxes® R888™: An R-compound, D.O.T.-approved competition radial that was introduced in the summer of 2007. Already winning in competition, the Proxes R888 is ideal for road racing, track days and high-performance driving schools

Nine New Sizes for Racing Applications:
225/45ZR15, 195/50ZR16, 225/45ZR16, 225/45ZR17, 235/45ZR17, 255/40ZR17, 275/40ZR17, 275/40ZR18, 305/30ZR19.

Versado™ LX: Toyo’s flagship non-directional, asymmetric all-season tire for the luxury car market features the company’s innovative Silent Wall™ design for a quiet and comfortable ride.

Three New Sizes
235/50R18 – (BMW X3, OE; Jaguar XJ8, OE; Lexus LS460, OE.)
245/40R18 – (Jaguar S Type, OE; Mercedes CLS 550, OE front.)
275/35R18 – (Mercedes CLS 550, OE rear.)

For Light Trucks and SUVs

Proxes® A20™: A direct OE specification replacement for the 2008 Nissan Murano.

One New Size
P235/55R20 – (2008 Nissan Murano, OE spec.)

Open Country® H/T: An all-season highway tire for urban and highway use that delivers excellent all-around handling and stability in both dry and wet conditions. It delivers exceptional mileage along with a smooth, quiet ride throughout the wear range.
Two New Sizes
235/55R17 – (BMW X3, OE; Ford Freestar, OE)
P285/70R17 – (Nissan Pathfinder Armada w/off-road package, OE; Nissan Titan w/off-road package, OE.)

Open Country® A/T: An M & S rated all-terrain dual-purpose tire for exceptional performance both on and off the road. Offerings include OE to flotation sizes for pickups and SUVs.
Two New Sizes
LT285/50R22 (Plus size for Dodge Ram, Hummer H3, and Nissan Titan.)
LT305/50R22 (Plus size for Dodge Ram, and Hummer H3.)

Open Country M/T®: A mud terrain radial tire that features hook-shaped tread blocks, scalloped shoulder blocks and a high performance cap ply construction for excellent off-road traction. A three-ply casing delivers superior handling both on-and off-road while it is considered one of the quietest mud terrain tires on the market.

Three New Sizes
LT285/75R17 – (Plus size for Dodge Ram, Ford F250 / F350 Super Duty, Hummer H3, and Nissan Titan.)
LT285/75R18 – (Ford F250 / F350 Super Duty, plus size.)
LT275/65R20 – (Ford F250 / F350 Super Duty, OE option.)

Toyo manufactures and distributes a complete line of replacement tires for high performance cars, luxury vehicles, light trucks and SUVs as well as tires for commercial trucks, buses and off-road and construction applications.

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*The fitment information here is intended to serve as a guideline only.

Media Contact: Jay Jones, TMC
Tel. 949-851-6313, Fax. 949-833-0253
[email protected]
Toyo Media Site: www.toyoeditor.com

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